The Supreme Court considers cases during three annual “terms”: the December Term, commencing on the first Monday in December and ending on March 31; the April Term, commencing on the first Monday in April and ending on July 17; and the August Term, commencing on the first Monday in August and ending on November 18. Cases are decided no later than the term following the one in which the case was originally assigned to an oral argument calendar, unless the Court chooses to extend the term. Ga. Const., Art. VI, § IX, Para. II; OCGA § 15-2-4 (b), (c).